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  1. Forest tent caterpillar moth

    The forest tent caterpillar moth (Malacosoma disstria) is a moth found throughout North America, especially in the eastern regions. Unlike related tent caterpillar species, the larvae of forest tent caterpillars do not make tents, but rather, weave a silky sheet where they lie together during molting. They also lay down strands of silk as they move over branches and travel as groups along these pheromone-containing silk trails. The caterpillars are social, traveling together to feed and massing as a group at rest. Group behavior diminishes as the caterpillars increase in size, so that by the fifth instar (molt) the caterpillars are feeding and resting independently.The adult moths of this species favor oak, sweetgum, tupelo, aspen, and sugar maple for egg laying in the summer. The females lay eggs in masses of up to 300, which are stuck to twigs and covered with a gluey cement called spumaline, which prevents them from desiccating and freezing. Eggs hatch the following spring. The larvae can be found feeding on many other species of deciduous trees or shrubs. High population density outbreaks tend to recur at reasonably regular intervals every decade or so and usually last two to three years, during which time trees and shrubs can be almost completely denuded of leaves. Most plants replace the lost leaves without permanent damage.

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  1. Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth

    The Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth is a North American moth found throughout the United States and Canada, being most common in the eastern regions. Its larva is a notorious tent caterpillar. These tent caterpillars do not make tents, rather, they weave a silky sheet where they lie together during molting. They lay down strands of silk as they move over branches and then travel along them like tightrope walkers. They follow a pheromone secreted from the ventral surface of the posterior tip of the abdomen rather than following the silk lines themselves. The caterpillars are social, traveling en masse to feed. The caterpillars live in deciduous trees, which they strip of leaves after emerging from their eggs. The adult moth of this species favors oak, sweetgum, tupelo, aspen, and sugar maple for oviposition, but the larvae can be found feeding on many other species of woody trees or shrubs. The females lay eggs in masses of up to 300, which are stuck to twigs and covered with a gluey cement called spumaline, which prevents them from desiccating and freezing. The eggs hatch the following winter.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forest tent caterpillar moth in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forest tent caterpillar moth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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